MGI Tonker 830 Solar Ground Mounting Piling Rig

High Quality Italian Engineered Pile Driver. The Tonker 830 is certified as being built to the high EU, UK and International safety and quality standards. The manufacturers work to stringent ISO 9001 (Quality) & 14001 (Environmental) standards.  

Some Features

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Powered by a silent, eco-friendly Kubota Turbo Stage V4 Tier engine.

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Indeco SPA 950 Joules (620-1500 BPM / 185 KG with a working weight of 350 Kg)

Indeco SPA 1200 Joules (580-1180 BPM / 285 KG with a working weight of 550 Kg)

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Choice of three column/mast lengths for max    4.5m, 5.1m and 6.1m piles. For added strength both sections are made from a single piece of steel.

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This is a one man operated rig which fully utilises the operator tripling the speed of production and maximising profit. Horizontal controls possible.


Each track is 300mm width, 2000mm length, and 480mm high. These precise measurements enables it to comfortably tackle the most difficult terrain.


Operator Step and Engine Controls

The robust and foldable operator transport step makes for easy “jump on, jump off’’ increasing speed of installation. The controls include an emergency engine safety “stop” and computer diagnostics


View our Brochure

View or download our brochure to see more features of the 

Tonker 830. 


Technical Specifications


  • Weight: 4200Kg

  • Main Body Dimensions: 2190mm x 2150mm

  • Transport Dimensions: 2200mm x 2200mm x 1800mm (with folded mast)

  • Longitudinal Slope MAX: 23% (13º)

  • Transverse Slope MAX: 17% (10º)

  • Work Pressure: 180 Bar

  • Hydraulic Oil Tank Capacity: 180 Litres

  • Speed of Machine: 4.5 KM/H

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 Litres

  • Maximum Pile Height: 6.1 Metres (20.013 ft) - !NEW! - Up to 7.1m (23.294 ft) coming soon

Indeco Spa - Hammer 

  • Impact Power: 950/1200/1500 Joules

  • Weight: 185 KG (working weight 350 Kg) / 285 Kg (working weight 550 Kg)

  • Beats Per Minute: 620 - 1500 / 580 - 1180

  • Work Pressure: 180 Bar

  • Oil Flow (Litres Per Minute): 60 / 90

Engine - Kubota Turbo Stage V 4Tier ​

  • Model: Kubota V1505-CR-TE5 (EPA/CARB Tier4+ EU Stage V)

  • Rated Output KW (HP) & Speed (RPM): 33 (44.3) / 3000

  • Type: Vertical, Water Cooled 4-Cycle Diesel

  • Cylinders: 4

  • Fuel System: Common Rail System (CRS)


Why you need the Tonker 830 for your solar pv ground mounting installations?

Co Owner, Marco Nigro briefly explains some of the great features the Tonker 830 has to offer.

Full Interview | Project Manager for a UK Solar Farm | Tonker 830


View and listen to one of many satisfied customers. This machine is ideal for large scale solar farm construction. An experienced operator can easily beat in 350-500 posts a day.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What extras can the Tonker 830 be purchased with?


Horizontal controls.

Extractor (6000KG extraction force)

Rotary Drills (small 1,500NM & large 2,500Nm) 

DHT and a large selection of bits/complete sets.

GPS System (Fully,Semi-Autonomous & Basic options).

Hammer Impact Plate Masks (customisable for a variety of pile profiles).

Rock Spike (for holes up to ∅100mm).

Auto Levelling System.

Rotary Head For Screw Piling (3,500 Nm, 5,00 0Nm, 10,000 Nm).

Fork Stabiliser.

Augers for use with 2500 Nm rotary head (∅200mm & 200mm with tip, ∅250mm & ∅250mm with tip ).

2. What construction projects can the Tonker 830 be used for?

Solar ground mounting using straight and screw piling.

Foundations screw piling.

Drilling, sustained or occasional.


Road safety barriers & highway fencing.

Agricultural Fencing.

Equestrian & Wildlife Projects.

Solar panel dry cleaning.

And many more. 

3. What does the warranty cover and for how long?

One-year manufacturers warranty from time of purchase. 

Please ask for full details. 


In brief it covers:




Drill and rotary heads

Hydraulic pump 

Caterpillar tracks etc. 


It does not cover:

Serviceable wear and tear items.

The body and structural parts, and hoses. 

Damage caused by non observance of manufacturers instructions on use, maintenance and servicing.

4. What pile dimensions can the Tonker 830 handle?

Maximum ∅300mm round post.


Some examples of square/rectangular post dimensions it can drive: 


230mm x 170mm, 

202mm x 202mm,  

250mm x 110mm.


Lengths 4.5 , 5.1  & 6.1 metres 

5. Where is the Tonker 830 being used?

It has been and is being used all over the world by serious large scale solar farm developers and contractors. 


Some examples of locations and PV site sizes are:


GRAFHAM - UK - 11.6 MW, 

DUBAI - UAE - 195 MW, 


BEN BAM - EGYPT - 126 MW, 


OWL'S HATCH - UK - 30 MW, 



AL MAKTOUM - UAE - 500+ MW, 




plus many other countries.

6. Can the Tanker 830 be use for drilling or screw piling?

Drilling: Yes

By specifically requesting the 2500Nm rotary drill system with chain in place of the hammer, it can be used for sustained drilling. 


The 1500Nm drill can be attached simultaneously to the hammer frame for occasional drilling.


Screw piling: Yes

There are various sizes of rotary heads designed for screw piling. 

On request these can be can be used in place of the hydraulic hammer. 

With the benefits of a state of the art torque reader they are excellent for all screw piling.